Assessing Arm Function Recovery Post-Stroke

Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in Europe and the rest of the world. Interruption of the blood supply to the brain may cause damage to several areas involved in movement production and control. Up to 80% of all stroke patients present partial or complete paralysis of one side of the body after stroke onset.
The goal of the 4D-EEG project is to develop innovative methods for accurate localization of brain activity patterns and quantification of the interactions between multiple brain areas.

Locations of Principal Academic Partners

TU Delft - Delft University of Technology

University Medical Center

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Mekelweg 2
2628CD Delft
The Netherlands

Department of Biomechanical Engineering
PO box 7057
1007 MG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Room PK-1Z008

VUmc VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Department (link)


VU University Amsterdam

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
AMS Research Institute Amsterdam

VU University Amsterdam
Van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam

Northwestern University


633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Distribution of responsibilities

TU Delft – Delft University of Technology

Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3Me)

  • Biomechanics 100% 100%
  • Signal Analysis 50% 50%
  • Electrophysiology 50% 50%

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Medical Science 100% 100%
  • Electrophysiology 30% 30%
  • Signal Analysis 15% 15%

VU Amsterdam

Department of Human Movement Sciences

  • Signal Analysis 70% 70%
  • Electrophysiology 60% 60%
  • Neuroscience 50% 50%

Northwestern University Chicago

Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Biomechanics 50% 50%
  • Electrophysiology 30% 30%
  • Clinical Science 10% 10%


An intensive and successful cooperation of all associated  European top universities…


In collaboration with dedicated industrial and research partner institutions…


The total duration of the project is 5 years…


Scientific work is the past output of the network…


Our goal is to understand how stroke patients recover control of their arm. We expect to reveal why only a few patients regain complete use of their arm, and which brain activation patterns indicate better chances of recovery. In the future, this knowledge will help obtaining maximum recovery by adjusting the rehabilitation programs according to the patterns of brain activity present in each patient. Read more details here.


Principal Investigator
Frans van der Helm



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Cooperation Partners

Industrial Organisations

This project has received funding from the ERC European Research Council (ERC Grant Agreement n. 291339-4D-EEG)

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